After your iPhone is updated to iOS 14 or later, you can personalize your iPhone home screen with widgets and custom app icons.
What is your aesthetic? Pastel tones, minimalistic or hand-drawn cartoons?
Let’s take a look at some popular apps to customize your home screen and find your perfect style. We’ll explore the range of themes they offer and talk about some additional features you can expect from the apps.
With over 400,000 ratings on the App Store, Widgetsmith is an extremely popular app for custom home screen icons. You don’t have to worry about being a tech savvy to start unleashing your creativity because Widgetsmith has a very user-friendly interface.
The app gives you great control over how you want to customize your home screen. With a large collection of customizable widgets and templates, you’re sure to create the home screen look you want. You can also create your own gradient wallpaper.
Widgets can also be scheduled to display on your home screen based on rules you have predefined. You can learn more with our comprehensive guide to using Widgetsmith.
To download: Widgetsmith (Free in-app purchases available)
Loved by over 30 million users, the majority of Color Widgets themes feature flat designs and minimalist icons, helping you feel good, yet fashionable with your iPhone.
The main theme categories include Minimal, Neutral, and Gradient, but there are also more unique options like Gaming, Anime, and Pride.
If you’re looking to add a splash of color to your home screen, Color Widgets has a wide selection of great pre-made widgets for you. Explore exciting options like countdown, quotes, and more.
To download: Color Widgets (Free, in-app purchases available)
Brass is a very popular app, ranking #1 in the App Store’s Graphics & Design category in 36 countries.
Brass has hundreds of themes, such as Nature, Neon, and Anime, for you to choose from. You can find seasonal themes like fall and winter as well as festive themes like Christmas.
For the useful iPhone widgets you’ll need, like weather and calendar, the app also has seamless options. All you need to do is provide Brass with a screenshot of your empty home screen so that the widget background can seamlessly integrate.
To download: Brass (Free in-app purchases available)
4. Screen kit
Another well-received app is ScreenKit. It offers more than 5000 icons, 500 themes and lots of widgets. When you first launch ScreenKit, the app prompts you to choose your favorite styles and interests. It will then give you a personalized list of themes based on the options you choose.
ScreenKit offers classic aesthetic themes such as Minimalist, Pastel, and Solid Color. However, you will also find specials like Kawaii Anime and Harry Potter if you are a fan of those shows and books.
To download: ScreenKit (free in-app purchases available)
5. Aesthetic kit
Cool themes of Aesthetic Kit include Neon, Retro, Music and many more. You can check out the themes created by other Aesthetic Kit users and also vote for your favorites. If nothing really appeals to you, you can start with a blank canvas, create your own theme, and keep sharing it with the rest of the world.
Along with themes and widgets, the app offers you aesthetic keyboard styles, adding yet another special touch to your personalized iPhone style. You can also get unique fonts and kaomoji from the app to complete your look.
To download: Cosmetic Kit (free in-app purchases available)
Photo Widget is the perfect combination of simplicity and cuteness. Tired of seeing the same color themes over and over again? Be sure to explore these whimsical cartoons and inject some fun, childlike imagination into your everyday life.
A casual browse through the list of Photo Widget themes and you’ll see the eyes of adorable animal characters staring at you. They’ll warm your heart every time you unlock your iPhone, putting you in a good mood every time you see your home screen.
The best part of it all: unlike the other apps on this list, Photo Widget is completely free.
To download: Photo Widget (Free)
Themify offers personalized iPhone themes ranging from soft tones to those that give a modern touch to your home screen. From popular pastel hues to paintings, you’re sure to find a theme that matches your style. If you don’t want to replace the entire look of your home screen, you can choose to download icon packs only.
Apart from themes and widgets, you can also get beautiful live wallpapers and still images from Themify. The app offers Ultra HD choices, which are definitely an additional and satisfying visual to have on your lock screen.
To download: Themify (Free in-app purchases available)
8. App Icons
App Icons is a simple and easy to use app for quick home screen change. From nature-inspired styles to minimalist black and white options, scroll through the app’s horizontal belt of ready-to-install themes.
The app also offers a selection of live wallpapers, sorted into categories such as Water, Cities, Fire and Landscapes.
Download: app icons (free in-app purchases available)
9. Icon theme
Icon Themer’s theme selection is mostly related to parties, stylistic hand drawings, and solid color shades. Most of them give a soft and calm ambiance.
Icon Themer has fewer theme options than popular apps like Brass or ScreenKit. However, if you hate filtering through an avalanche of striking color themes just to find a simple and clean design, then Icon Themer is a good choice.
It also has a large collection of icons for you to create your own.
To download: Icon Themer (Free in-app purchases available)
Easily customize your iPhone home screen
Whether you’re looking for widgets, app icons, or a complete theme overhaul, these iPhone personalization apps are a fun way to show off your personality on your home screen.
With the exception of Widgetsmith, which allows plenty of customization options, all other apps listed here offer a simple one-click installation process. You just have to choose the theme you want and check that the app icons match accordingly.
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